Jaron "Boots" Ennis is the current IBF welterweight champion and is ranked No. 3 in ESPN's welterweight rankings. In January 2023, Ennis won the interim welterweight title by defeating Karen Chukhadzhian by unanimous decision in a 12-round bout. Ennis would successfully defend his interim title for the first time in a 10th-round knockout victory over Roiman Villa. Before turning professional, Ennis won a silver and gold medal at the United States National Golden Gloves Championships in 2014 and 2015 respectively.